Just curious... How much land do you have for your chickens to roam on? To those that keep them in an enclosed pen/coop, how often do you get them out? If your chickens are free range, do they stay on your property? Do you keep your chickens wings clipped? We have almost an acre (most of it in the backyard because our front yard is tiny). Our chickens are kept in a pen/coop that we built that is probably 6 foot long, 4 foot wide. We let them out daily for about an hour to roam in the yard (they love to eat all the weeds!). I ask these questions because most of our yard is fenced in with the exception of across the creek in our backyard where the chickens are currently housed. The fence we have is 4 foot tall. Would the chickens be able to fly over that? I keep their wings clipped. I also worry about the next door neighbors cat jumping over the fence (although, it's NEVER done that).